Greek Temple: Architecture, Construction & Parts


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Which elements make up the entablature?

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1. Greek temples are

2. A colonnade is a row of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/ worksheet combo will help you assess how much you know about the architecture of Greek temples. Some of the things you will be quizzed on include what order most temples are built in and what can typically be found in the cella of a Greek temple.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Elements that make up the entablature
  • Major characteristics of Greek temples
  • Definition of a colonnade
  • What can be found in the cella
  • Order most temples are built in

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Greek temples
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Greek architecture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as entablature and Doric order
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the construction of Greek temples

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of architecture, review the corresponding lesson on the Architecture of Greek Temples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the transition from building with wood to building with marble
  • Review the typical temple layout
  • Discuss types of columns and their order in Greek temples
  • Learn about the elements of the entablature
  • Discuss the construction of Greek temples